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Old 11-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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I'm new to R/C racing. I have a 3racing FGX F-1 car. My question is regarding tires. Is there a matrix available on this forum or perhaps on another site that would show mfg/tire compound and on which surface the work best? Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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This should help you. http://uf1rc.com/2011-rubber-tire-review/

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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F1 RC Car Tires, Model Number and Price Comparison

For asphalt, my opinion from fastest to slowest on asphalt

Pit Shimizu 565 rear and 561 front.
Tamiya F201 Type A front and Rear
HPI Soft Front, Medium Rear

The Shimizu and Tamiya have soft sidewalls. I usually make my own inserts to better support sidewalls and have air gap between insert and rim for more traction.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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You can also give the Ride R1's a whirl... (Although not sure if there they are a valuable on an FGX wheel yet). Require a different setup to Shimizu 57/572 combo, but lots of rear bite... I'm now faster with them than TE Shimizu, and the setup still isn't there yet. Wear is good too.
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